The hub of New York's theater district is a neon wonder. It wouldn't be far-fetched to suggest that "the city that never sleeps" got its reputation from Times Square. After all, the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue, is bustling 24/7 and guests of the Manhattan at Times Square know this to be true, in fact, they live it!
Times Square is surrounded by theaters, so it's no wonder that a big draw is the lively Broadway scene. Purchase your tickets at the TKTS booth to get the best deals on same-day shows. Check out our Guide to Essential Broadway Shows for more information.
Shopping is one all-time favorite activity at The Crossroads of the World – you'll find mega stores of global brands such as, Hershey's, Disney, American Outfitters, M&M's, H&M, Forever 21, Steve Madden and many, many more. A tip for makeup lovers: peruse around Sephora and charm an attendant to get your makeup done for free!
If you want to go beyond ogling at the sky-high billboards, why not take a walking tour? The Official Times Square Walking Tour is an excellent opportunity to learn about the history of the area and the Broadway heritage. You'll learn snippets of history that not even locals know. Get the scoop on one of Times Square's best kept secrets by visiting our blog – we shall say no more here, but be prepared to stay up until midnight to experience it.
You've seen it all but you still don't have the perfect shot? Times Square has large pedestrian-only sections that give tourists the opportunity to stop and take photos without having to worry about being run over by rushing New Yorkers. Duffy Square at 47th St has a set of ruby red steps that give you a good vantage point to photograph the plaza and surrounding buildings. If you want to get different angles, try the corners of 45th St, 44th St or 43rd St to find your favorite spot.
To get your bearings, think of Times Square as a bow tie – the knot is the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue and the bow stretches from around 53rd St to 41st St.
The Manhattan at Times Square is located at 790 7th Avenue, so all you have to do is step outside the hotel and you'll be there!
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